I have a helicopter flight school about 10 mins from my house. I mentioned my interests in capturing Infrared Images of the town and my blog about the city and bla bla bla. I’ll still end up paying $250 bucks but they offered a nice discount for what I’m wanting.
Does anybody know of anything in specific that looks really cool from the air(pertaining to IR) or anything I should specifically try and look for? I have the choice of staying over the city, going into the mountains, or going out over the great Salt Lake.
I was also wondering if the whole idea is dumb due to the vibration of the helicopter? I’ve never been in a chopper so I was wondering if they shake so bad that special Infrared imaging devices are needed?
The FLIR cameras used on the news helicopters during the oil spill seemed to work quite well.
You know this is exactly what I was considering. We have an enormous industrial district with companies ranging from Solomon Ski’s to aircraft part manufactures. There is literally miles of flat roof tops that could be scanned within 30 minutes or less.
My Nikon P6000 camera has a GPS that actually marks a pin on Google Maps from every location that I photograph. I could take a Nikon photo from each building for the GPS location.
I’ll have to look into what Jason is saying about the legal side of it. Hopefully there’s some viable way around the law. Maybe if I just happened to stumble upon any findings vs presenting it in a manner that I was actually searching for defects. Heck, maybe I could even ask the companies for permission to take some pics.
I could really be onto something here. I just got my new B400 today and it’s absolutely amazing. I’ll be posting my B400 review along with several B200 vs B400 comparison images when I get some more time. From what I’ve already seen I have no doubts the B400 is more than capable of doing the job.
It’s get’s hotter than hell here in Utah in the day, but as soon as that sun drops it’s immediately get’s chilly. Prime-time for IR to shine!
I’ll keep you posted. Anymore advice or thoughts is much appreciated!